Second Day, Second Test Match & 400th International Wicket Taken


Roach snares 400th international wicket.

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach took his 400th international wicket during the second day of the 2nd Test match against India at the Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad on Friday.

The 35-year-old Barbadian bowled Ravichandran Ashwin for 56 to end India’s first innings at 438 to take his third wicket of the match and clinch wicket number 400 of his 14-year international career.

Roach, who finished with figures of 3 for 104, now has 265 Test wickets to go with 125 ODI scalps and 10 T20I dismissals.

On the opening day, Roach had Shubman Gill caught behind by Joshua Da Silva for 10 and also claimed the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja for 61 also caught by the Trinidad gloveman.

Roach made his Test debut against Bangladesh in July 2009.

Only Courtney Walsh (519), Sir Curtly Ambrose (405), Malcolm Marshall (376), and Lance Gibbs (309) have taken more wickets in Tests than Kemar Roach.

The highlight of the day was Virat Kohli’s 121 which marked his 29th Test century in his 500th international match for India.

West Indies closed the day on 86 for 1, still trailing India by 352 runs on the first innings.

Photo: West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach. (Photo credit – CWI Media)